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bill had lost. >> team boehner and team obama dig in their heels... >> narrator: now the house belonged to the opposition. >> a president trying to figure out what he does with this... >> president obama acknowledged that he'd taken a shellacking... >> i now pass this gavel and the sacred trust that goes with it to the new speaker. god bless you, speaker boehner. >> narrator: speaker john boehner had 87 new republican lawmakers, many of them deeply conservative. >> these were not people who spent 25 years in politics. in fact, that was a big strike against you. they were elected not to sell out the way so many politicians had done, that they were elected to speak truth to power. >> they'd spent the last two years running around, particularly a lot of these new congressmen in their districts, saying absolutely horrible things about the president-- his ability to lead, his ideology, his integrity, his birth certificate. these are not easy people to deal with. this is a very difficult, ideological caucus, with a very strong sense of self-righteousness and great vitriol and animosity for th
that appears on your screen. >>> in the spotlight tonight, the boehner rule that is no longer a rule. the boehner rule, like the rule before it said the republican speaker would not allow a vote on any bill that does not have a support of the majority of house republican, not all house republicans, but a majority. boehner first broke that rule on new year's day when he allowed a vote to avert the fiscal curb and raise the top income tax rate. the fiscal cliff deal passed the house, 257 to 167 with only 85 republicans voting for it. and 151 republicans voting against it. boehner broke his rule again tonight when he allowed a vote on a $51 billion hurricane relief package to sandy. the bill passed the house, with just 49 republicans voting for it and 179 republicans voting against hit. today, chuck todd asked if the boehner rule will apply to the debt ceiling. >> if there is not a majority in the house republican conference to raise the debt limit but there is a majority in the house of representatives to raise a clean debt limit, would the leadership be willing to do that? >> you know
democrats to vote in favor of it. it marks the second time now that house speaker john boehner has broken his own rule, the boehner rule, model on the hastert rule. said the speaker would not bring any bill to the floor for a vote that does not have the support of a majority of his conference, a majority of the majority, it's known as. but last night, just about 20% of the republican conference voted for the bill. the vote split the leadership, majority leader eric cantor, majority whip mccarthy voted for the bill. boehner first broke his rule on new year's day when he allowed a vote to avert the fiscal cliff on taxes. apparently there's an addendum to the boehner rule. the majority of the majority, unless the country is on the verge of a tax crisis, or chris christie has access the to a megaphone. christie made sure this week that republicans knew he would use it. >> and i'll say again, new jersey does not expect anything more than what was done for louisiana and alabama and mississippi and if they want to make new rules about disasters, they picked the wrong state to make the new rules
. although the u.s. senate acted last month on sandy relief, it has taken john boehner's republican-controlled house 78 days since the storm to pass this bill responding to the storm. in the end, on the republican side, it ended up being a grudging vote for sandy relief. republicans voted against sandy relief by a 3-1 margin. the bill was only able to pass because a minority of republicans joined with democrats to get it done in the house. even though the senate already passed its version of hurricane sandy relief last year, last month, the senate bill has to be redone because it took the house so long to get their side of it done. the senate is expected to get their side done again shortly. and then the president says he will sign the measure into law. >>> and tonight, in further breaking news, as slow as house republicans were to act in response to hurricane sandy, tonight's other major news is about how fast new york state was able to move to respond to a different kind of disaster. tonight one month and one day after the mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown,
that the president's proposals are rolling in. the speaker john boehner said they will review the republicans and warned good intentions do not necessarily make good laws. the senator said president obama is abusing his power with the executive orders and the senate will hold the first post new town committee in two weeks. we know how the nra feels before the president took the mike, the powerful gun lobby took a strike infuriating straightics with an ad that infolks his daughters. >> the president's kids more important than yours? why is he skeptical about armed security when his kids are protected by armed guards in their school. >> the white house called that ad repugnant and cowardly. we kick things off with peter alexander outside the white house. run down the major takeaways from the president in the executive orders he issued. >> you played the best highlights from today's event, but this was an emotional heart felt appeal from the president encouraging anybody paying attention across america to reach out directly to their congress people, saying congress must act on this issue. you ra
boehner really breaking his own rule and bringing it to a vote despite little republican support. do you think that that signals a new step, a new approach from john boehner as speaker? >> well, we do have some crises that we're going to have to face, the debt ceiling, we're going to have to deal with sequestration as well as the concurrent resolution, and i'm convinced that in order to get something moving forward in a positive way, that speaker boehner's going to have to release republicans from just being bound to the party and do what's best for the country. so i hope this is a breakthrough. as for having this as a victory, if it's a victory for anything, it's a victory for our country. people can go to sleep at night knowing that god forbid if they have a catastrophe in their country, they may not be able to depend on the local people to come forward or the states, but they can depend on their congress to be there as historically we have always been. this is the first time we have had any type of controversy in getting it done, but late, delayed, yes, but was it done, you bet your l
suffered too much pain. >> reporter: a spokesman for house speaker john boehner tells me if the senate passes a bill, we will also take a look at that the national rifle association fighting back with a political advertisement mentioning the first daughters. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? protection for their kids and gun free zones for ours. >> reporter: white house spokesman carney is calling that ad repugnant and wowwardly. -- cowardly. attacking firearms and ignoring children is not a solution to the crisis we face as a nation. only honest law abiding gun owners will be affected and our children will remain vulnerable to more tragedy. reporting live in washington, jacqueline fell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, jacqueline. >>> marin county's first ever gun buy back program was so popular, it ran out of money by early afternoon. people received $200 for semiautomatics and $100 for other guns. after the $40,000 pool ran out, people were given 0-day vouchers. a second buyback is scheduled for monday at the san rafael and mill valley police departments. >>>
john boehner were more measured, that may reflect polls that show stronger support for gun control. republican national committee called mr. obama's proposals, quote, an executive power grab that may please his political base but will not solve the problems at hand. boehner spokesman said only, quote, house committees of jurisdiction will review the recommendations and if the senate passes a bill, we will also take a look at that. not all democrats frankly are anxious for a gun control debate. harry reid says he won't ask members of the senate to vote on anything that can't pass the house. vice president biden says it's going to be a tough fight. >> i have no illusions what we're up against or how hard the task is in front of us, but i've never seen the nation's conscience so shaken by what happened at sandy hook. the world has changed and it is demanding action. >> reporter: national rifle association accused the president and vice president of attacking firearms. >> thank you. proposals and action are two very different things especially when it comes to congress and gun control.
on the floor of the house and the senate. and speaker boehner's spokesperson said we'll be happy to look at any proposals that pass the senate. well, what did harry reid say last weekend about voting on any bills having to do with gun legislation? they are not going to vote on anything unless they know it can pass the house. here we are, stalemate. >> exactly. >> back to you, no, over to you. neither one of them -- and this is what makes the nra's bizarre decision that they did today, the risk -- right now, harry re reid's the best friend they've got, and if they figure out a way to alienate senate democrats who have carried their water before with the stunt they pulled today with this bizarre web ad, they are going to live to regret it long term. >> one other thing about the nra, wayne lapierre said in part, barack obama, joe biden and their gun ban allies want to bully you, strip you of your second amendment freedoms. i warned you that day is coming, now it's here. then a call for greater membership, which is exactly what's happening. nia malika, the battle is now joined, not a battle either
. >> house speaker john boehner put out a statement on all of this said, quote, house committees of jurisdiction will review these recommendations and if the senate pass as bill, we will also take a look at that. speaker boehner knows that getting 60 votes for any major sweeping new gun control legislation will be difficult to get in the senate. david and liz. david: peter barnes in d.c. thanks, peter. liz: with talks of gun control let's look how some big name gun companies are performing right now. first smith & wesson. this of course is the firearms manufacturer, the stocks saw really significant bump of nearly 6%, putting this into perspective, fallen more than 14% in the wake of shootings at the school. arum ruger and company engages in the design, manufacturing and sale of firearms saw its biggest gain since mid-december. the stock is not hit as hard as smith & wesson. it is up three months for sturm ruger. cabela's operating hundreds of stores in u.s. and canada. it saw a move up 6%. david: not just gun control. we're headed for a debt ceiling battle is to avoid the debt c
is passing as we speak. >> dow k chris christie will have a nice word to say about speaker boehner? >> he wanted to see this money faster and a lot of the members of the new jersey and new york delegations are upset still with how they feel they were treated here. they failed in that attempt today, larry. >> we have a date and time president obama is going to unveil his proposed gun control measures tomorrow. what can legal gun owners expect. we have a preview of that coming up. please stay with us. ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters? maybe you want to incorporate a business. or protect your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like the help of an attorney. at legalzoom a legal plan attorney is available in most states with every personalized document to answer questions. get started at legalzoom.com today. and now you're pr
. something he didn't do in the fiscal cliff debate, nor in the last debt ceiling by. how speaker john boehner and mitch mcconnell, for their part, conspicuously avoiding news cameras and silent at the administration's assault on the second amendment as it escalates. a backlash appears to be building in certain parts of the country. one republican congress gentleman requesting act unilaterally. and the state of texas introducing a measure that would make federal officials subject to prosecution. tonight we have the "a-team" to discuss the issue. in the sandy hook elementary school massacre rolling rock school safety and the idea of armed guards in schools across the country. one school district is not waiting for the president to act. karl cameron has the report. reporter: reporter: this steel town now has armed troopers guarding their public-school. >> the first reaction is to keep the kids at school say. >> whether we are right or wrong, we will do whatever it takes to protect the children. >> there is concern that any weapon in schools can create new risks. in july the more evidence that we
. president. it's the leadership, look, you might like john boehner, most americans don't know who he is. all right? marco rubio will be on this program tomorrow. a rising star. but doesn't have nearly the status of president obama or the bully pulpit and the press certainly not going to give rubio a break. everything is going the pet's way. i think that's how he feels. that he has got the momentum and he is going to squash the republicans now once and for all during his term. look i think you are right in identifying the two factors. there is one fundamental difference between those two factors, the media, the press, the intellectuals, academia, hollywood, they are always left. they always were. they always will be. that's the sunrising in the east. you have got to live with it despite that we erected a reagan and bush and then a second bush. but the other factor is not constant that's where i think you have got it wrong. you were arguing earlier in the show there was some kind of structural change in the country liberals have a that is simply a function of the fact that the democrats have j
que podemos obtener, el presidente de la cÁmara john boehner, dijo que estudarÁn lo que el senado les envÍe. >>> en un inicio de la batalla, la asociaciÓn nacional del rifle, llamÓ al presidente en el comercial, un elitista hipocrita que envÍa a sus hijas al colegio con guardias armados, y no quiere proteger a otros niÑos, la casa blanca, dijo que fue repugnante y cobarde, y no habÁa negociaciÓn con el control de arm armas. >>> es un error llamarlos armas de asalto, son armas que americanos usaron en su defensa propia. >>> lo llama un asalto a la segunda enmienda, en washington lourdes meluza. univisiÓn. >>> como acabamos de ver, el presidente enfrentarÁ una fuerte oposiciÓn, su principal enemigo es la asociaciÓn nacional del rifle, por quÉ tiene tanta fuerza, fÉlix nos explica. >>> precisamente jorge, primero se conoce un primer comunicao de la asociaciÓn, critica a la posiciÓn de obama, y dicen que se opondrÁn, conozcamos a la asociaciÓn, fue funtada en el 1871, la defensa que hacen de la secuncda enmienda, para la seguridad de un estado libre, es necesario que el d
," national review lisa merckowski, even john boehner seem to be budging a bit on this. >> the republicans in congress are in two camps. those who will vote no and those who will vote hell, no. i'm afraid they have a nigh eave attitude of the consequences of using this tactic. it is a tactic of economic mass destruction. it is also ineffective. they may succeed in using their power to default on the debt and the question for them is whether they'll have the restraint not to use it. but if they do, there is going to be a ferocious market reaction that will pistol whip congress into doing the obligation that america has that's to pay its bills. it is a bad tactic that will do an immense amount of damage and won't succeed. but unfortunately, when i talked to my republican colleagues, they have enormous confidence this is "the leverage they need." >> john: to never be elected again. let me throw you out the number one argument i get from my republican loved ones. what about the argument that president obama himself voted against raising the debt ceiling under president bush when he was a senat
that boehner puts it up for a vote. >> my god, imagine if he doesn't, how insensitive to the needs, the crying needs of the innocence of slaughter. >> jennifer: this is your state. i know you feel it deeply. the president said he might use executive orders if congress fails to act. there are some who say in congress in legislative bodies that that is just circumventing congress. there are people who have talked about impeaching the president if he goes around congress. i'm assuming you're okay if the president goes around an obstructionist group. >> i think the following. we can accomplish some things by executive order and there will be some of the items that needing to through a legislative process. my hope is that people who are speaking out now, even before the recommendations are laid out there, we'll take a step back and look at what is in the best interest of american families and america's children. that's what needs to be the guiding principle here as to how we get it done. >> jennifer: you're also debate debating another sandy issue which is hurricane sandy. your includes in the hous
, but in this last fiscal cliff deal, we know that there's a lot of distension in boehner's ranks. so here we are trying to figure out a way forward. there's a lot of disagreement about spending cuts and what they want to fight over. is it debt ceiling, is it sequestration, is it the resolution later in march? they could use that bell to call them to order there but it's hard to think that they could find a path. you've got on the one hand, a lot of distension in the rarngs there. but, also, just public opinion seems to be stacked against them. they're on the wrong side of so many issues. they seem to be wanting to plot a course right in the near term. but i think on the other hand, if you look at what democrats are doing, they're trying to chart a course that looks more like where america is more broadly. of course it would put them in good standing for 2014 and 2016. >> now, wes, when we look at the fact that they seem to be further and further away. committee reports that many republicans scoff at the idea of a debt ceiling disaster. and it reads, let me read this to you, to these conserva
reform. that's what we need. >> what john boehner headset is dollar for dollar. spending cuts with debt ceiling heights. what should they cut? give me a list. you might we talk about it from the standpoint of cuts, don't think cuts are going to do the job. we have to permanently reform the way washington spends money. >> okay, somebody want to to do that. >> we do that is through an approach that we referred to in the last debt limit debate is cat cut cabin balance for the short of it is to say that we can raise the debt limit we're not going to raise the debt limit, we shouldn't we put into place a balanced budget amendment to the constitution. one that requires congress to balance its budget each year. when it requires a super majority vote each time congress wants to raise the debt limit. that would get us on the right path. >> we already know that that's not going anywhere. it doesn't seem that you have the support for it. it's a nice thing to suggest. but at the end of the day, what is going to move the ball forward on getting federal spending under control. as a practical matter,
the president. people on the right, people who voted against boehner's plan b and people who want a deal done. i think in the end, people who want a deal done will prevail. maybe at the last hour or three hours after the last hour, we don't know. it was quite obvious the president was trying to blow up the deal on december 31st, while biden and mcconnell were out there negotiating, the president had a pep rally in the east room in which he directly attacked both the congress and the republicans, people trying to do the deal. any who's done any negotiations know what you should have done is praise the process, not attack the people in the middle of the process. i don't think the president liked that deal, i don't think he wanted a deal. i think he'd rather have the issue and i think in this case, he'd also rather have the issue. it will be very very hard to get a serious deal done when one of the main negotiators really doesn't want any deal at all. >> we have evidence of that with this interview with john boehner where he said the president told him repeatedly, we don't have a spending problem,
from new jersey has been very vocal about sandy aid. he called out john boehner directly. i want to just ask you the question this way, sir, especially because you come from kansas. in new york and new jersey, and connecticut, where they were hit by this storm, they look at it this way. for every dollar they spend, they send to washington every year in taxes, here's what they get back, new jersey. 61 cents. connecticut, 69 cents. new york, 79 cents. in kansas, they might say look, you guys are loading off us every year. you get $1.12 for every dollar you send in. don't they deserve their money back? isn't this a chance to give it to them? >> i don't know what those numbers are but everybody is getting back more than they send in because 40 cents out of every dollar that's spent in washington, d.c., whether it's relief aid or for any other purpose, is borrowed. what we're trying to do here is make certain if we're going to spend $50 billion or $40 billion or $10 billion, it should be done in a fiscally responsible manner, especially if 80% of the aid is not going to be spent until
of republicans. this will be the second time in two weeks house speaker john boehner has brought a bill to the floor without the majority support of his own caucus and violated the so-called hastert rule. coming up, the galena park's plan to destroy, eliminate, get rid of the post office is right on target. i'm ask congressman connelly if there is any way to save it. >>> and secretary solis is leaving the administration. she'll talk about the impact of immigration reform on our economy. share your thoughts with us on facebook and on twitter using the hash tag edshow. we're coming right back. i've been taking a multivitamin for years. centrum silver. both of us actually. our pharmacist recommended it. and that makes me feel pretty good about it. and then i heard about a study looking at multivitamins and the long term health benefits. and what do you know? they used centrum silver in the study. makes me feel even better, that's what i take. sorry, we take. [ male announcer ] centrum. the most recommended. most preferred. most studied. centrum, always your most complete. the most recommen
john boehner delayed action at the time, sparking an outcry from congressmen of both parties. more than 80 people were killed and dozens wounded in syria today. opposition activists said they died when twin explosions ripped through a university in aleppo. the first day of exams turned into a scene of chaos as people ran from the carnage. cars went up in flames, and the school's grounds were littered with debris. it was unclear what caused the explosions, but activists blamed government forces, who in turned pointed at rebels. political turmoil in pakistan deepened today, as the country's highest court called for the prime minister to be jailed. the decision came amid mass protests demanding that the entire government be dissolved. we have a report from jonathan rugman of independent television news. >> reporter: this afternoon thousands in islamabad celebrated their prime minister's downfall. after pakistan's supreme court ordered his arrest on charges of corruption. prime minister roger ashraf, no longer whiter than white and now facing arrest for allegedly taking millions from contra
. >> greta: are you going to speak to speaker boehner? >> of course. have you said anything to him at all so far? >> yes, we have and i think, i think they're going to wait to see what obama does, and i've talked with other of my colleagues, what's going on and there's a general consensus that if he steps over that line, that something has to be done. you cannot-- it's not like he's abraham lincoln, we're not at civil war. >> greta: the line i understand for executive orders on gun control, is that the line? >> no, the line is when you cross from administrative executive orders which deal with his office. >> greta: okay. >> and pass legislation during executive order. >> greta: suppose he says he's going to ban assault weapons with executive order. >> you can't do that, that's against the constitution, the constitution is very clear. >> greta: what would be your first step if he did that. >> i think we outlined multiple avenues. it's defending the constitution in any ways we can legally and that process has many different avenues. we're willing to take those to defend the constitution. i thi
sandy aid. he called out john boehner directly. i want to ask you the question this way, especially since you are from kansas, in new york, new jersey and connecticut where they were hit by the storm they look at it this way, for every dollar they send to washington every year in taxes, here's what they get back, 61 cents, new jersey. new york 79 cents. in kansas mayim bialik say you are loading off of us every year. you get 1.12 for every dollar you send in. don't they deserve their money back. >> i don't know what those numbers are. we have an america that everyone is getting more than they send in. 40 cents of every dollar back in washington, d.c. for relief aid or any other purposes is borrowed. what we are trying to do if you are going to spend 50, 40 billion or $10 it should be done in a fiscally responsible manner, especially if 80% of the aid is not going to be spent until 2015 why rush it through? there's going to be pork items, smithsonian and other places have nothing to do with disaster relief and that what happens around here too often. when we borrow 40 cents out of ev
speaker john boehner has brought a bill to the floor without the majority support of his own caucus and violated the so-called hastert rule. coming up, the gop's plan to destroy, eliminate, get rid of the post office is right on target. i'm asking congressman gerry connolly if there is any way to save it. >>> and secretary solis is leaving the administration. she'll talk about the impact of immigration reform on our economy. share your thoughts with us on facebook and on twitter using the hash tag edshow. we're coming right back. >>> it is a sad, sad day. but it's also your day, noah, my little man. i will miss your forceful and purposeful little steps stomping through our house. i will miss your perpetual smile, the twinkle in your dark blue eyes framed by eyelashes that would be the envy of any lady in this room. most of all, i will miss your visions of your future. >> welcome back to "the ed show." that was veronique pozner, giving the eulogy at the funeral of her son noah. noah pozner was one of 20 children killed at sandy hook last month. he was just 6 years old. veronique and
is crazy. they haven't been called out yet by anyone. boehner just can't control his caucus. >> i think that's part of what was so powerful not only about what general powell said and the reaction, i didn't agree with everything he was saying, but basically there's no place for him in the republican party anymore. we know there are many, many, many republicans who feel that way, so where do they go if they don't speak out? and that's part of, again, the republican party base is becoming smaller and smaller and smaller and they just cannot -- at some point they can't continue to refuse to see reality for what it is. >> i think they can go a long time. >> great. >> marco rubio, who is emerging as sort of a -- i guess what republicans would like to see is a moderate standard bearer for the party, the face of the future just came out with a statement and says the president is abusing his power in reaction to the comments he made. >> abusing his power how? >> this is also an old gop playbook, by the way, abuse of power and impeachment, right? >> i want to know how much this argument and the
hill. republican speaker of the house john boehner reacted tepidly, his spokesman putting out a statement saying they will look at the ideas and if the senate passes a bill they will look at that but no commitment to bring a bill to the house floor. >> the president had children around him during the press conference, right is. >> and many of the children were victims of gun violence themselves or were aware of victims of gun violence and wrote letters to the white house. in fact, some of these children wrote letters that the president read from, remarked upon. it was a very dramatic and emotional setting there because the children sort of making the point and reinforcing the president's point that in his view this is about protecting first graders and their rights to go to school safely as much as it is about second amendment rights for gun owners. >> thank you so much. eamon javers with the latest there. >>> boeing dragging down the dow today as yet another problem is grounding some boeing dreamliners. phil lebeau with the latest developments out of boeing. we'll speak with
shultz, as always, thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. >>> coming up, what are boehner and the boys saying about guns at their williamsburg retreat? stay with us. >> in the month since 20 precious children and 6 brave adults were violently taken from us at sandy hook elementary, more than 900 of our fellow americans have reportedly died at the end of a gun. 900. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing the all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. or settling for wannabes? stop compromising! new vidal sassoon pro series. care and styling from the original salon genius, created to let you have it all at an affordable price. new vidal sassoon lets you say no to compromise and yes to very shiny... very silky... very sexy... very you. it's salon genius in a bottle! now in your store. new vidal sassoon pro series. salon genius. brilliantly priced. new vidal sassoon pro series. have given way to sleeping. tossing and turning where sleepless nights yield to restful sleep. and lunesta®(eszopiclone) can help you ge
loopholes through tax reform, which speaker boehner has acknowledged can raise money in a sensible way and by doing some additional cuts we can arrive at a package that gets this thing done. melissa: seriously? could we actually be looking at more? is anyone safe? with me, stephen hayes from the weekly standard, and fox news contributor. we have a susan hoff former treasury senior advisor. welcome to all of you. susan sounds like more taxes are on their way. >> president obama has been speaking the entire time about balanced packages. he talked about a $4 trillion target. we have 2 1/2 trillion in the bank right now. we're looking at another 1 1/2 trillion. not all will be in taxes of the part will be in cuts and part in taxes. we can't be in place t ignore investments we need to make in infrastructure. there is report out today we could lose $3 trillion over next eight years. melissa: stephen, i'm sure you're chomping at the bit to respond to that? >> look, one thing i will say to president obama he came to office in 2008 saying he would raise taxes. he has done it. this is what the p
at current levels. it's tougher in the house. speaker boehner was with us last cycle. and we got there, but the question is what kind of sustained revenue measures can you pass. and so, we're looking for a tax reform proposal that would change the subject from simply raising rates. because what boehner said, republicans will support increases in revenue, but not necessarily increases in tax rates. so we are trying to find what will have ressonance with a -- enough republicans in the house and get enough senators to join us and then we're off to the races. so the concept i want to put on the table is to replace the 18.4 cents per gallon excise tax on fuels with a sales tax on fuels. now there are 12 states that already have sales taxes on fuels. it's usually a combination, north carolina's one, new york's one. california used to. it's changed. but those states that have had sales taxes as well as fuel taxes are seeing their receive news increase more from the fuel tax than the sales tax. our concept is to replace the 18.4 cents. for gas, it would be an 8.4 cent increase -- not increase,
he did play a friendly round of golf with house speaker john boehner in 2011. >> i like speaker boehner personally. when we went out and played golf, we had a great time. >> reporter: but mr. obama was quick to add it didn't help to solve the budget impasse. will things be any different when the president begins his second term next week? he seemed to hint they might be. >> now that my girls are older, they don't want to spend as much time with me anyway, aisle probably be calling around to look for somebody to play cards with me or something because i'm getting kind of lonely in this big house. maybe a whole bunch of members of the house republican congress want to come over and socialize more. >> reporter: and if they don't -- >> remember, barack obama has over 50% public approval rating. congress is around 17% on a good day. so the blame here may not be on the president. he seems pretty well liked in the united states. >> he might become a party animal? >> that's right. >> look. in the words of a great old movie line, what we have here is a failure to co
john boehner and the republican house will look him in the eye and say we are not doing anything. it's a mystery right now. >> in fact, politico reported this week over housealf of house republicans say they are willing to shut the government down if they don't get the spending cuts that they are demanding as a price for raising the debt ceiling. >> that is what they are saying. it's still far enough out so that it could all be posturing. even if i accept it -- and i do -- that half of the house members actually believe that as we get closer, as the pressure builds, corporate executives will start calling the republican leadership and saying you can't really do this. there will be some who waiver. there has been one republican senator who has wavered and you will begin to see fissures and something will happen inside the negotiation. i hate to see we have seen this play over and over. you and i are of the view we shouldn't have gotten into this because the debt ceiling should be part of the prior deals. >> as it was in every previous administration. >> righ
john boehner said he will refer the president's proposal to the appropriate committees for review and said he will consider any legislation that the senate passes and sends to the house. tracy, back to you. tracy: peter barnes, we will be talking about this for a while. thank you, sir. and we want to bring you up-to-date on the latest updates out of algae do. -- julia. not qaeda group claiming to have taken hostages at a gas plant. the group is saying the raid was retaliation progeria for using the airspace for attacks. they're working with the british government's, but at this hour bp says the field is still occupied by armed men. bp activated emergency response system and contacting relatives of the people on the site. this is having an impact on the price of crude oil? let's check in with fox business contributor phil flynn of the price futures group. what is the story there? phil: prices are up, but because this is a gas plant early reports we got that could've been oil facility thatt that off with the largest concern for the marketplace right now is the safety of the oxygen,
not go along with speaker boehner on the compromise on increasing taxes. these guys don't care what leadership has to say about this issue. they want to shrink government. they were elected to shrink government. and whether it's defaulted, whether it's shutting down the government, whether it's allowing sequestration to kick in, they're going to make it happen in the next couple of months. and nobody knows how that will play out. >> we may just find out what happens when we reach the debt limit. jim, in spite of what the white house's grand plans for gun reform may be, there still may be not a lot of backing in congress. if you look at even republicans in the midwest and republicans in the north, how does this play out right now in congress? >> well, right. there's going to be a lot of focus on gun control. there has been since the shooting, and there will be when the president unveils his package today. i would caution people to look at the vote count inside the house republican conference. there is almost no support for doing anything on new gun control, nothing on magazine size,
, the spokesman for house speaker john boehner, house committees of jurisdiction will review these recommendations and if the senate passes a bill we will also take a look at that. that from michael steele, spokesman for john boehner. as you may recall senator patrick leahy said in those comments that the senate judiciary committee would begin hearings two weeks from today, january 30. we'll show you-all of his comments momentarily. first before we get to calls, a couple of looks at tweets. lots of tweets. here's one from alex who says, today doesn't have anything to do with saving lives. it's about politicians trying to pass gun control legislation they have sought for years. another view from nia who says, biden, the president and i are going to do everything we can to match your resolve. he says to the sandy hook parents in the audience. dan says that criminals are laughing their butts off. they commit crime and lawful owners get the penalties. one more from christa who says, machine guns are made for killing people. you do not hunt for sport or food with them. they need to be illegal. now to o
says he's not going to talk about the debt ceiling, speaker boehner said it can be done unless we cut spending at the same time. what are the odds of avoiding going over the fiscal cliff given where both parties are. >> they are going with the american economy and the global economy. closer you get to the fiscal cliff, i think the less likely it is that the u.s. will be funded over and. >> okay, let me ask about tax reform. mutual political last week that a balanced approach to placing the sequester with benefits and revenues should accelerate tax reform, and i believe it's fully possible this year we work on a bipartisan basis. how does that square with the people that say that the tax reform is going to lose out because of scheduling and needing to deal with the debt ceiling and the looming sequester and house republicans concerned that if they do anything on tax reform, that they may leave themselves open to the senate not taking action. therefore, they have taken in on popular vote for no reason. >> first of all we have to solve this debt crisis in terms of sequestration and in te
ceiling. speaker boehner says it can't be done unless we cut spending at the same time. so having watched this for more than 30 years in congress, what are the odds of avoiding going over the cliff given were both parties are? >> the odds are that we won't do it. it's a matter of faith. it's a matter of consequence. i mean, those who say okay, let's toy with that, they are toying with the american economy and they are toying with the global economy. and so, i think it is somewhat -- it seems great to talk about to the ninth, but the closer you get to that class, the less likely it is that you'll find the u.s. over it. the mac for me ask one other in the loco to grind out third start. he told "politico" last week that a balanced approach replacing the sequesters spending cuts and revenue should accelerate tax refund is fully possible this year for work and by person basis. does that square with people estate tax reform is going to because of scheduling. need to do with the limits of kuester and the house republicans concern if they do anything on tax reform, that they may leave themselves
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